Worm-eating Warbler

Helmitheros vermivorum

This Worm-eating Warbler, photographed near Cappahayden on September 10, 2014, was the island's sixth record. - Photo: Bruce Mactavish

This Worm-eating Warbler, photographed near Cappahayden on September 10 2014, was the island’s sixth record.
– Photo: Bruce Mactavish

Status: Rare (Less than annual)

Origins: Breeds across much of the eastern United States. This very secretive bird is a rare visitor to Atlantic Canada.

Record Details: Six records for Newfoundland – all during fall migration: (1) Bear Cove Point (near Renews), September 12, 1993; (2) Cappahayden, September 22, 1996; (3) Cape Spear Road, October 2, 1996; (4) Bear Cove Point, September 15, 2009; (5) Trepassey, October 8-9, 2010; and (6) Cappahayden, September 10-11, 2014.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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